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Tsunami Babies: What Kind of Future for Adoptees Taken Abroad?

By Pueng Vongs, Pacific News Service

Many Westerners are seeking to adopt children orphaned by the Asian tsunamis, but Vongs questions the wisdom of bringing up children away from their birth cultures.

Jan 12, 2005 - Huge numbers of people from developed nations are seeking to adopt orphans of Asian families wiped out by the recent tsunami disaster.

International adoptions agencies have been overwhelmed with inquiries from Little Rock to Paris on the possibility of adopting what UNICEF estimates to be more than 30,000 children orphaned by the waves that devastated coastal towns in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other nations....

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